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Address: Rua Alfredo Pacha, s/n0, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 2422473721
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Description: The Crystal Palace was built in France as a greenhouse to grow orchids.
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There was nothing special in the park, but it worth the visit to see the iron structure that was fully imported from France.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Santo Andre, SP
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English first
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

save this as an excuse for a walk on a pretty day Otherwise go have some beer or pastry. Not really very exceptional.

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Santo Andre, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

There was nothing special in the park, but it worth the visit to see the iron structure that was fully imported from France.

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Adelaide, Australia
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

There were many people in the park where Crystal Palace was located. It’s a historical place where Princess Isabella gave a huge party for giving freedom to several slaves in 1888. But because it was getting dark and our tour bus needed to take us back to Rio, we quickly went and took photos of the palace.

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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

While it may hold historical significance as one of the oldest imported pre-fab buildings in Brazil, it's a shame they aren't doing more with it. It's basically a big empty greenhouse - why not put plants in it like the olden days?

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Nice place to visit, lovely garden, interesting architecture. But, there is a lack of more than the garden and structure. If you are driving by it is worth a quick stop. Parking is difficult in the area. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.

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São Paulo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Nice place to visit, beautiful garden and pleasant atmosphere. But lack of other interest beside the garden and glass structure. It seems that some expositions take place there but in short periods of time.

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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Nothing extraordinary with this Crystal Palace besides the Calma and quiet square where it is located.

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Melbourne, Florida
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Heard the best tenor singing an Opera scene in this venue that was the best Ive heard in my lifetime. The setting and accoustics made the experience even better. I love this venue.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This sounds better than it is in actuality. Personally I find the glass house in Rio's Botanical Garden of more interest. But from a historical perspective this place seems important. It just didn't do much for me.

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Tucson, Arizona
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Maybe I was there on an off time, but I didn't understand why it's a tourist attraction. There's not much to see, and the whole visit took under 15 minutes. There was nothing inside the palace; essentially, it looks like an empty greenhouse.

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